Well, you can get a boarding pass for a trek to the Red Planet, but only your name will make the trip.
Once all the names pass muster, they'll be handed over to JPL's Microdevices Laboratory to be etched onto a silicon chip with an electron beam.
The mission already has over 350,000 people signed up to send their names, which will be stenciled on chips, to the red planet. You'll instantly get the opportunity to print out or save a souvenir boarding pass, listing more than 300 million miles' worth of faux frequent-flier award points.
"It's an exciting time for NASA, as we embark on this voyage to answer profound questions about our neighbouring planet, and even the origins of life itself".
FOX 5 reported this story from Atlanta. To be included among the many who will be immortalized on our celestial neighbor, all you have to do is go to the Mars 2020 website and sign up with your email address before September 30.
The rover marks an important step in NASA's bigger plans to send humans to deep space.
The names will be dispatched with the Mars 2020 rover, which is now under construction.
NASA is using Mars 2020, in connection with other missions, to prepare the way for humans to land on Mars.
They won't use large fonts for the task, and your entire name will measure no more than the width of the human hair, but that should be enough to ensure your name's immortality.
The gimmick is part of a public engagement campaign to highlight missions involved with NASA's journey from the Moon to Mars.
When NASA's InSight mission lifted off in May 2018, it was carrying more than two million names on microchips, giving each "flyer" about 300 million frequent flyer miles, or almost 500 million frequent flyer kilometers.
To further get people interested in the agency's journey, NASA would give away "miles" (or kilometers) for every "flight", with its own digital mission patches that are available online. Prior to launch, the chip, or chips, will be mounted on the rover and protected from the elements by a glass cover. More than a million names can fit on a single dime-size chip. To achieve that, NASA will need not only United States government funding but the assistance of industry and worldwide partners.